At a basketball court on West Third Street, young people were lined up shoulder to shoulder on benches to watch others play hoops.
State officials have warned that some Ohioans are not taking the coronavirus crisis serious.
City of Dayton parks have remained open, but the playgrounds and courts are closed, and notice has been posted on social media pages and other websites, said Toni Bankston, city spokeswoman.
City staff and police who notice people on the playgrounds or large gatherings will enforce the governor’s order, she said.
But the city does not have the resources to monitor the playgrounds and courts full time, Bankston said.
“Additionally, we are asking citizens to self-regulate and heed the Governor’s order,” she said.
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